Welp, here’s the first 3D Pokemon model of GenVI - Pumpkaboo. Enjoy!
Santino Fontana on auditioning for Frozen:
"so basically, all that they told me about the character was he’s super confident, perhaps overly confident, he needs to be able to sing with a "Broadway sound" and he’s really good with women, but he may have a dark side. I came into the sound studio and I was very nervous and I sang this."
THE TRANSGENDER BLUES: a mix to help punch that body dysphoria right in the face and to feel just a little bit safer listening to these jams than you do out there in the good ol transphobic world. PLAY
Not really cosplay.. but I made a hat for the Sonic statue at our local Game Mania store.
Boy this was a challenge!
I’M SO GLAD
also me and rachel made a fuckin robot out of a pop tarts box and a tragic love story out of refrigerator magnets we are adults
Really impressed with Ichiko Aoba’s new album. Great fall/winter music as well.
Strength is being able to crush a tomato.
Dexterity is being able to dodge a tomato.
Constitution is being able to eat a bad tomato.
Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad.
Charisma is being able to sell a tomato based fruit salad.
-Kazuma Kaneko’s depiction of Ame no Uzume and traditional depictions
The goddess of dawn, laughter and revelry, Ame no Uzume is famous for having lured Amaterasu out of the Ama no Iwato cave in which she hid due to her quarrel with Susanoo.
Ame no Uzume began stripping, exposing her breasts and genitals while stamping on an overturned tub and the other gods laughed cheerfully.
Amaterasu then finally stepped out of the cave since she feared that a deity far more brilliant that she is might have appeared and since she thought that the noise was confusing and wanted to see what the fuss was about.
She however only saw herself in the holy mirror (Yata no Kagami) and was startled enough that the gods could pull her out of the cave.
Thus the sun was shining again.
The oldest known dance in Japan is the kagura, a ritualist dance that still contains religious elements and is said to be much older than the Noh theatre. This was probably the inspiration for Kaneko’s design.
Kojiki and Nihongi basically provide the folklore origin for kagura since Ame no Uzume is credited with performing the first kagura.
The word kagura is said to derive from kamukura (seat of the gods). Usually a kami is invited to occupy the sacred area and is worshipped with performances of music, songs and dances.
Ame no Uzume’s name is sometimes translated as whirling (probably due to the word uzumaki, うずまき “spiral” which I however doubt as the origin of her name) or fearsome and courageous woman. Sometimes her name is also said to be related to hair pins.